As soon as I got to Stanley Market I ran up nad down the aisles like a mad woman making sure I checked out everything before I spent all my money. The first shops you see there are basically the same shops over and over again. And everyones prices are about the same. It takes about 3 hours to walk it at a nice pace.
What to buy: 1. Christmas ornaments and animal ornaments made of decorative painted metal and enamel. $2-5
2. Children slippers with dragon faces and bell$4
3. Embroidered sheets $20-50
4. Scarves made of silk, handpainted or pashima, hand knit or fur (I bought for all my friends and they loved them soooo much)$5-40
5. Colorful Felt new year animal wall hanging $4
6. Masks made of wood or bone of mythological creatures$10 for small or $30+ for large
7. Cool boots $15 (leopard print) $15 (blue suede with pretty buttons)
8. Purses of tapestry and bead work $15+
9. Custom made stamp of porclein $10
What to pay: I am not much of a bargain haggler, I just ask "Can you do a little better in price" and they usually round off .
Or I'll say "No tax today", they laugh and give me a better discount.
Chinese calligraphy can provide you with some nice, inexpensive gifts to take home. At Stanley Market, you can buy every size and style that you want.
What to buy: Chinese calligraphy.
What to pay: You can buy a small piece, like the one in the picture, unframed, for as little as HK$35. Of course, you can pay much more for larger pieces of hiqh quality work.
Stanley Market Located in Stanley Village on Hong Kong Island, a popular market town for both locals and visitors for everything from cloths to cameras to curios and much more. Excellent restaurants and pubs offer a wide range of international cuisine.
Stanley Markets is a wonderful place full of atmosphere to go and shop for clothing, trinkets and souvenirs, pictures/paintings or just stroll along the beach or have a cold beer at one of the bars there.
Some class it as a tourist trap, but I used to enjoy the trip out there as much as I enjoyed wandering around the shops.
Stanly Market is in the south of HK island, but it is definately very worth to go...
Lots of great stuff you would find here, gifts, clothes, Chinese crafts, restaurants...all kinds of shops in this area...Big $$$$$$ !!!!
What to pay: REMEMBER TO BARGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Because there are so many shops there, you got chances to think and compare, don't just buy it when you find something you like at beginning, make sure you check all the prices from ALL the stores!!! (well..if you're lazy..then just forget about it..haha..)
Open market place very popular to tourists. Cheap goods.
What to buy: Souvenirs, Chinese arts and crafts, silk, knock-off purses/clothing and more.
What to pay: Bargain, bargain, bargain....